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Dick Lugar makes The Onion

Bruce Hetrick
July 18, 2008
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A little light reading for the day, care of The Onion. It's the senator's first appearance in the satiric newspaper since this story in 2004. Enjoy. Just don't forward these as real news, please.
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Update: Landmarks v. Ivy Tech

Cory Schouten
July 17, 2008
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The Indiana Historic Landmarks Foundation is fighting a plan by Ivy Tech to tear down...
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Time to say adios to Bush Stadium

Cory Schouten
July 17, 2008
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Yankee Stadium, the House that Ruth Built, the home of 26 World Series Champions, a pillar of the Big Apple since 1923, will be demolished next spring. Yet Indianapolis refuses to put Bush Stadium...
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Emmy nominees announced

Bruce Hetrick
July 17, 2008
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The Emmy Awards don't have the same cache--or offer the same box-office boost--as the Oscars or the Tonys. But they do lend prestige to the TV shows and talent that win them. Because much of my evening time is spent at...
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Scrub named 400 grand marshall

Cory Schouten
July 16, 2008
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Actor John C. McGinley, best known for his role as the sarcastic Dr. Perry Cox on the long-running network comedy “Scrubs,” was announced today as the grand marshal for the Allstate 400 at...
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Old hospital could face demolition

Cory Schouten
July 16, 2008
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Ivy Tech State College now hopes to tear down the old Weyerbacher Terrace apartment complex after determining the 1913 structure would be too...
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Sarah Fisher back on track

Cory Schouten
July 16, 2008
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Sarah Fisher Racing officials today announced they signed a deal with Dollar General Stores that will put Fisher on the track for races in Kentucky Aug. 7 and Chicago Sept. 7. Though Fisher wouldn’t...
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Living with feisty inflation

July 16, 2008
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You might have seen the startling news this morning about inflation. The cost of living exploded by 1.1 percent in June, which is a sobering annual rate above 13 percent. One of the Indianapolis areaâ??s leading financial planners says...
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  1. How can any company that has the cash and other assets be allowed to simply foreclose and not pay the debt? Simon, pay the debt and sell the property yourself. Don't just stiff the bank with the loan and require them to find a buyer.

  2. If you only knew....

  3. The proposal is structured in such a way that a private company (who has competitors in the marketplace) has struck a deal to get "financing" through utility ratepayers via IPL. Competitors to BlueIndy are at disadvantage now. The story isn't "how green can we be" but how creative "financing" through captive ratepayers benefits a company whose proposal should sink or float in the competitive marketplace without customer funding. If it was a great idea there would be financing available. IBJ needs to be doing a story on the utility ratemaking piece of this (which is pretty complicated) but instead it suggests that folks are whining about paying for being green.

  4. The facts contained in your post make your position so much more credible than those based on sheer emotion. Thanks for enlightening us.

  5. Please consider a couple of economic realities: First, retail is more consolidated now than it was when malls like this were built. There used to be many department stores. Now, in essence, there is one--Macy's. Right off, you've eliminated the need for multiple anchor stores in malls. And in-line retailers have consolidated or folded or have stopped building new stores because so much of their business is now online. The Limited, for example, Next, malls are closing all over the country, even some of the former gems are now derelict.Times change. And finally, as the income level of any particular area declines, so do the retail offerings. Sad, but true.

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